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Land dispute stalls Faridabad development

delhi Updated: Aug 18, 2010 00:56 IST
Prabhu Razdan
Prabhu Razdan
Hindustan Times
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The development work in Greater Faridabad is likely start after August 29, senior officials have said.

"The issue of compensation to farmers is expected to be resolved by August 29 after which we may start acquiring the land," said Arvind Malhan, estates officer of Haryana Urban Development Authority, Faridabad.

Though Haryana Urban Development Authority created new sectors in the nehar par area, lack of land for laying of roads and sewer lines had hampered development in the area despite many high-rises coming up there. Haryana Urban Development Authority officials said they require about 1,068 acres for laying of roads in newly carved 75 to 89 sectors in Greater Faridabad.

The land was to be acquired in the villages such as Kherikalla, Batola, Chotikheri, Faridpur, Fajupur, Neemka, Mirzapur, Badoli, Prehladpur, Budena, Baselva, Badshahpur, Rewajpur, Tikawli, Palwali and Bhupani.

However, in April, 19 villages protested against state government's decision to acquire their land.

The villagers said the compensation offered was very less. Satpal Narwat, convenor of Kissan Sangarsh Samiti, said they were being offered R 24 lakh per acre where as the circle rate was much higher. "Our protests forced the state government to look into the compensation issue afresh," Narwat said.

"Senior Haryana Urban Development Authority officials visited some of thevillages on Tuesday for survey," Narwat said.

The villagers had also approached Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in this connection.